Business and Economic Research Limited (BERL)

Established by a group of practising economists in 1957, BERL initially provided quarterly forecasts and assessments of the New Zealand economic situation. From these early days, BERL has developed to become the leading provider of economic research, analysis, advice and consultancy for business and public sector clients.


BERL is a privately-owned company. BERL staff collaborate with a network of consultants and specialist contributors to bring together the best range of expertise suitable for the various projects we tackle. The provision of sound, practical, independent business and economic advice continues to be the hallmark of BERL’s work.